—Morgan Rachel Levy
Having poured everything into Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine its Future (a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award), Stephen Grace figured that—at least when it came to water—he was dry. But then filmmaker Jim Havey asked him to write the script for a...
—Photo by Matt Slaby
The author playing the uke with Steve Syzmansk, a Planet Bluegrass owner. (Image courtesy of Tim Benko)
With aching fingers and throbbing hands, I grip the small chisels, files, and rasps I need to carve the gentle curves of my ukulele’s neck. Then I sand the Acacia wood that makes up its body until it’s as smooth as a tumbled river rock. My body hurts from the intensity of building this miniature...
September 5 2014, 8:25 AM
The changing seasons mean that we're keen to keep a little more change in our pocket. Here, 10 ways to keep your bank balance up this month.
1. Hike: Fall Color Treks
Why you should go: There is only a (very) short amount of time when the mountains turn gold. Make sure to see it....
September 4 2014, 11:10 AM
Three bystanders take in a flooded ranch home near Dearfield. Photo by Marc Piscotty/ © 2013
It’s been a year. Remember those days, in September 2013, when the rain kept coming? When the rivers spilled their banks, when people lost their homes, their livelihoods, and even their lives? I visited Larimer County several times as I reported “The Rising,” and each time I was struck by the...
September 2 2014, 10:33 AM
—Photography by Matt Nager
—Courtesy of Boulder County Parks & Open Space
One year ago this month, a monstrous wall of mud, water, and debris ripped through the Front Range, flattening anything in its path—and, in many cases, taking the path right along with it (for more on the 2013 floods, read “The Rising”). In Boulder County alone—the worst-hit of the 17 affected...
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Denver sits almost 60 miles east of the Continental Divide, so it’s slightly surreal to realize that half the water flowing from our sprinklers, showerheads, and kitchen faucets originates on the other side of the divide, in the Colorado River basin.
Thanks to a network of transmountain...
August 5 2014, 3:10 PM